Why Isn't My Brain Working?

Why Isn't My Brain Working?
  • Author : Datis Kharrazian
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2013-04-22
  • ISBN : 0985690429

Why Isn't My Brain Working? Book Review:

Publisher Direct: Losing your memory? Can’t focus or concentrate? Do you have brain fog or tire easily? Have you lost your zest for life or motivation? Do people tell you this is all a normal part of aging? If so, your brain may be growing old too fast, or degenerating. Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. This doesn’t just happen to seniors—brain disorders and degeneration are on the rise for young and old alike. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well. You simply have to know how to feed and care for your brain. See if some of these signs and symptoms of brain degeneration apply to you: Memory loss • brain fog • depression • anxiety • difficulty learning • lack of motivation, drive, or passion • tire easily • poor focus and concentration • fatigue in response to certain chemicals or foods Brain degeneration affects millions of Americans of all ages. The destruction sets in years or even decades before Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, or other serious neurological diseases can be diagnosed. Don’t waste another day wondering why your brain is not working. Learn how to spot brain degeneration and stop it before it’s too late. Why Isn’t My Brain Working? harnesses cutting-edge scientific research for safe, simple, and truly effective solutions to declining brain function.

Why Isn't My Brain Working?

Why Isn't My Brain Working?
  • Author : Datis Kharrazian
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 0985690437

Why Isn't My Brain Working? Book Review:

Do people tell you that brain fog and losing your memory is all a normal part of aging? Modern diets, a stressful lifestyle, and environmental toxins all take their toll on the brain. The good news is the brain is extremely adaptable and wants to get well: you simply have to know how to feed and care for your brain. Learn how to spot brain degeneration and stop it before it's too late. Kharrazian teaches you strategies to save and improve brain function, as well as simple diet and lifestyle changes that can profoundly impact your brain health.

Your Brain at Work

Your Brain at Work
  • Author : David Rock
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2009-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780061943546

Your Brain at Work Book Review:

In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today’s overwhelming work environment but succeed in it—and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

You Are Not Your Brain

You Are Not Your Brain
  • Author : Jeffrey Schwartz MD,Rebecca Gladding MD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2011-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781101516119

You Are Not Your Brain Book Review:

Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good. A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions. For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to "starve" these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength. As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz's previous books, as well as Daniel Amen's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain's untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.

Beating Brain Fog

Beating Brain Fog
  • Author : Sabina Brennan
  • Publisher : Orion Spring
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2021-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781409197737

Beating Brain Fog Book Review:

'A brilliant new book.' Good Housekeeping 'Replete with research-based tips, this is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to know more about the difficulties of coping with brain fog.' Professor Shane O'Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity College Dublin 'In this fascinating book neuroscientist Dr Sabina Brennan enters into a world so many of us can relate to, yet few dare discuss. A must-read.' Dr Harry Barry, bestselling author of Anxiety and Panic and Emotional Healing 'A real game-changer. Finally a book that explains and recognises brain fog and that offers practical tips to deal with something that's very real for a lot of people. Do your brain a favour and read this book.' Dermot Whelan, comedian, television and radio presenter 'Sabina Brennan has skilfully translated the neuroscience of brain fog for the general reader. Having experienced brain fog myself, I found this book absolutely fascinating, insightful and really practical.' Sinead Moriarty, bestselling novelist If you complain of brain fog to a medical professional, you're likely to be told that it isn't a recognised condition. But if you mention brain fog to your friends, they'll know exactly what you mean: fuzzy thinking, trouble concentrating, a sense of grasping for the right word, feeling like your brain is somehow slowed down. In truth, brain fog is not a diagnosis in itself, but a sign that things aren't right in your body. In Beating Brain Fog, neuroscientist Dr Sabina Brennan guides us through the science to show how our brains work, and why we might experience confusion and anxiety. She offers tools to help you identify your own cognitive profile, determining the causes of your specific symptoms, and explains the simple strategies that can help you feel like yourself again. With brain fog now identified as one of the long-term effects of Covid-19, there has never been a more timely moment to tackle your symptoms, with Dr Brennan's unique 30-day plan. Beating Brain Fog takes your symptoms seriously, and shows that you don't have to live with them.

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal
  • Author : Datis Kharrazian
  • Publisher : Elephant Printing LLC
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2010-02-02
  • ISBN : 0985690402

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal Book Review:

Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? was written to address the true causes of hypothyroidism and how to manage them. The vast majority of hypothyroid cases are being treated inappropriately or misdiagnosed by the standard health care model. Through exhaustive research and clinical experience, Dr. Kharrazian has discovered what really causes hypothyroidism and how to manage it--

Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
  • Author : John B. Arden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-03-22
  • ISBN : 9780470487297

Rewire Your Brain Book Review:

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

The Brain Fog Fix

The Brain Fog Fix
  • Author : Dr. Mike Dow
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 2016-12-13
  • ISBN : 9781401946487

The Brain Fog Fix Book Review:

Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you’re becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are "the blues" sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself? If you want to reclaim you focus, memory, and joy, you’re not alone. There are millions of people fighting against the epidemic of brain fog that’s sweeping the nation. The good news: It’s not an irreparable condition; rather it’s a side effect of modern-day living. Many of the foods we eat and the habits we have do not support our brains. We no longer get what we need in order to produce essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, optimistic, and inspired. And even worse, our choices could lead to long-term problems, like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. Sadly, if you look at the way most of us live, it seems almost as though we’ve chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry and our health. Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is an easy-to-follow three-week program designed to help naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals will in turn enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of the program focuses on a different element of your life: • In week 1, you’ll improve your mood by modifying your diet and using cognitive strategies to overcome pitfall thought patterns. • In week 2, you’ll increase your energy by focusing on sleep, exercise, and memory-boosting games. • In week 3, you’ll enhance your spirit through practices that help you connect to something larger than yourself and enable you to rediscover your joy in life. By the end of this simple program, you’ll be thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity. And you’ll simply feel better – for now and in the long term.

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2007-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781101147115

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Review:

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Keep Sharp

Keep Sharp
  • Author : Sanjay Gupta
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781501166754

Keep Sharp Book Review:

Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers “the book all of us need, young and old” (Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Code Breaker) with insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting-edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age. Keep Sharp debunks common myths about aging and mental decline, explores whether there’s a “best” diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it’s healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction. Discover what we can learn from “super-brained” people who are in their eighties and nineties with no signs of slowing down—and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements, and vitamins. Dr. Gupta also addresses brain disease, particularly Alzheimer’s, answers all your questions about the signs and symptoms, and shows how to ward against it and stay healthy while caring for a partner in cognitive decline. He likewise provides you with a personalized twelve-week program featuring practical strategies to strengthen your brain every day. Keep Sharp is the “must-read owner’s manual” (Arianna Huffington) you’ll need to keep your brain young and healthy regardless of your age!

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
  • Author : Barbara K. Lipska,Elaine McArdle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781328787279

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind Book Review:

In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts Barbara Lipska's deadly brain cancer and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind. Neuroscientist Lipska was diagnosed early in 2015 with metastatic melanoma in her brain's frontal lobe. As the cancer progressed and was treated, she experienced behavioral and cognitive symptoms connected to a range of mental disorders, including dementia and her professional specialty, schizophrenia. Lipska's family and associates were alarmed by the changes in her behavior, which she failed to acknowledge herself. Gradually, after a course of immunotherapy, Lipska returned to normal functioning, amazingly recalled her experience, and through her knowledge of neuroscience identified the ways in which her brain changed during treatment. Lipska admits her condition was unusual; after recovery she was able to return to her research and resume her athletic training and compete in a triathalon. Most patients with similar brain cancers rarely survive to describe their ordeal. Lipska's memoir, coauthored with journalist Elaine McArdle, shows that strength and courage but also an encouraging support network are vital to recovery.

Big Brain Book

Big Brain Book
  • Author : Leanne Boucher Gill
  • Publisher : Magination Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-03
  • ISBN : 1433830450

Big Brain Book Book Review:

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9780393358001

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book Review:

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

A Thousand Brains

A Thousand Brains
  • Author : Jeff Hawkins
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781541675803

A Thousand Brains Book Review:

A bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence that will revolutionize our understanding of the brain and the future of AI. For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little progress on its biggest question: How do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? Jeff Hawkins and his team discovered that the brain uses maplike structures to build a model of the world—not just one model, but hundreds of thousands of models of everything we know. This discovery allows Hawkins to answer important questions about how we perceive the world, why we have a sense of self, and the origin of high-level thought. A Thousand Brains heralds a revolution in the understanding of intelligence. It is a big-think book, in every sense of the word. One of the Financial Times' Best Books of 2021 One of Bill Gates' Five Favorite Books of 2021

The Animals in My Brain

The Animals in My Brain
  • Author : Sarah Joseph
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 2018-10-15
  • ISBN : 1999499409

The Animals in My Brain Book Review:

A new tool for kids and parents/teachers to support them in talking about and dealing with fight, flight or freeze responses. These automatic responses often come with complex emotions and actions. Now we have a way to put the power into the children's own hands for kids to effectively regulate their behaviour.... When Pam gets annoyed by her little sister, she throws her colouring book at her. Pam's mom steps in to help her understand how the brain works to direct behaviour. Mom uses animals to explain the complex brain processes in a way that young learners can understand. Pam is empowered by understanding her behaviour and learning the importance of taking a break when she is feeling upset before doing something she might regret. "Children and adults will love this delightfully illustrated book that so wonderfully explains the workings of the brain to school aged children... " Dr. Jane Nelsen, Author and co-author of the Positive Discipline book series. "This book is revolutionary as it provides a simple, relatable, and powerful methodology to teach our kids about brain science... " Ricky Shetty, Founder of DaddyBlogger

Your Brain's Not Broken

Your Brain's Not Broken
  • Author : Tamara PhD Rosier
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 9781493431984

Your Brain's Not Broken Book Review:

If you have ADHD, your brain doesn't work in the same way as a "normal" or neurotypical brain does because it's wired differently. You and others may see this difference in circuitry as somehow wrong or incomplete. It isn't. It does present you with significant challenges like time management, organization skills, forgetfulness, trouble completing tasks, mood swings, and relationship problems. In Your Brain's Not Broken, Dr. Tamara Rosier explains how ADHD affects every aspect of your life. You'll finally understand why you think, feel, and act the way you do. Dr. Rosier applies her years of coaching others to offer you the critical practical tools that can dramatically improve your life and relationships. Anyone with ADHD--as well as anyone who lives with or loves someone with ADHD--will find here a compassionate, encouraging guide to living well and with hope.

How to Feed a Brain

How to Feed a Brain
  • Author : Cavin Balaster
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 183
  • Relase : 2017-01-04
  • ISBN : 099950021X

How to Feed a Brain Book Review:

"After sustaining his severe injury, the author devoted years to researching and connecting with doctors, nutritionists, practitioners, neuroscientists, and more to learn how to optimize brain recovery and function. How to Feed a Brain is the culmination of the nutritional tools that he has learned through this journey and used in his own recovery. This book is not only for someone with a brain injury or disease, but also for anyone seeking to improve their brain. " -- Publisher.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score
  • Author : Bessel A. Van der Kolk
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2015-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780143127741

The Body Keeps the Score Book Review:

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure--

The Ghost in My Brain

The Ghost in My Brain
  • Author : Clark Elliott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-06-02
  • ISBN : 9780698150140

The Ghost in My Brain Book Review:

The dramatic story of one man’s recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn’t walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years, the cognitive demands of his job, and of being a single parent, finally became more than he could manage. As a result of one final effort to recover, he crossed paths with two brilliant Chicago-area research-clinicians—one an optometrist emphasizing neurodevelopmental techniques, the other a cognitive psychologist—working on the leading edge of brain plasticity. Within weeks the ghost of who he had been started to re-emerge. Remarkably, Elliott kept detailed notes throughout his experience, from the moment of impact to the final stages of his recovery, astounding documentation that is the basis of this fascinating book. The Ghost in My Brain gives hope to the millions who suffer from head injuries each year, and provides a unique and informative window into the world’s most complex computational device: the human brain.

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)
  • Author : John Medina
  • Publisher : Pear Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780996032605

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded) Book Review:

Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently Exercise improves cognition We are designed to never stop learning and exploring Memories are volatile Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn Vision trumps all of the other senses Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.